Hunter's Country House

Hunter's Country House

The Garden Route

Hunter's Country House

The Garden Route


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Hunters Country House is an exclusive family owned retreat, and part of the Relais & Chateaux group of exclusive properties. Only 10 km from Plettenberg Bay, this gracious original homestead is surrounded by beautiful gardens, and framed by the majestic Tsitsikamma mountains.

Originally called Baia Formosa, or Beautiful Bay, by the early Portuguese, Plettenberg Bay is home to some of the best beaches along the Garden Route. Set around a curving horseshoe bay, schools of playful dolphins and resident Orca and Bryde's whales are often seen, and between July and December, the migratory Southern Right whales come to the bay to calf.

The bygone era of opulent elegance is reflected in the decor of the romantic and beautifully appointed candle-lit dining room, in the main manor house.

Here, guests can enjoy superb cuisine, prepared by the team of acclaimed chefs.

Activities in and around the area include bird watching, forest trails, horse-riding, sailing and canoeing, mountain biking, tennis and golf, diving and whale watching.

In the extensive gardens surrounding the manor house, the 21 luxurious one-bedroom cottages and suites have been designed for absolute comfort and privacy.

All have fireplaces, satellite TV, mini bar, bath and separate shower, and a veranda.

Whether breakfasting in the sun-drenched conservatory, lazing by the poolside, or enjoying the endless golden beaches of Plettenberg Bay, guests are assured of a truly memorable stay.

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Our standard rates for a Cellar Room
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 August 2019 to 17 December 2019 GBP 51 USD 61 ZAR 925 EUR 55 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
18 December 2019 to 31 December 2019 GBP 62 USD 75 ZAR 1,125 EUR 67 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
18 December 2019 to 10 January 2020 GBP 62 USD 75 ZAR 1,125 EUR 67 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
11 January 2020 to 29 February 2020 GBP 62 USD 75 ZAR 1,125 EUR 67 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 March 2020 to 30 April 2020 GBP 55 USD 66 ZAR 1,001 EUR 60 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

Rates Include

Breakfast is included.


Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.



Guest Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 based on 6 ratings




Start TestimonialHunter's was amazing and we would very much like to return there! Thanks for all your help and we will definately recommend your services.End Testimonial

J WILSON


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Hunter's Country House Location.

Directions For Drivers

From Cape Town/Hermanus/The Winelands/Swellendam/Wilderness/Knysna: Follow the N2 to Plettenberg Bay. Approximately 22 km after leaving Knysna, and before you reach Plettenberg Bay, you will see signboards on the right-hand side for Hunters Country House and Tsala Treetop Lodge. Turn right and travel along a gravel road for 1.5 km until you reach Tsala Treetop Lodge. Travel a further 0.5 km and you will reach Hunter's Country House.

From Port Elizabeth: Take the N2 to Plettenberg Bay. Do not take any of the turn-offs into Plettenberg Bay. Approximately 10 km past Plettenberg Bay, you will see signboards on the left-hand side for Hunters Country House and Tsala Treetop Lodge. Follow directions as above.



General Information For Guests

The rooms are all equipped with a fireplace, hair dryer, personal in-room safe, bathrobes, slippers, international adaptors, umbrellas, laundry and pressing services, fully stocked minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, and air conditioning. All rooms also have private patios and gardens.

Hunter's Country House has 3 restaurants:

Sage @ Hunters offers refined country style dining and an a la carté menu.

Zinzi Restaurant is perfect for a casual lunch or dinner a la carte style. It is short stroll from both Hunters and Tsala. All children are welcome.

A third option is the exquisite glass-walled dining room at Tsala which offers al la carte for lunch or dinner. Children aged 10 years and older are welcome. 

There is complimentary Wi-Fi in the main guest areas.

There is a large swimming pool with sun loungers.

For the younger guests, the hotel has a Cubs Corner which has a designated play area for children up to 6 years, there are babysitting facilities (on request), and there is also Teen Scene which is a designated teen area.

Credit cards are accepted.


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